Monday, May 01, 2006

Immigrant Boycott For U.S. Today May 1, 2006

Immigrant advocates across the U.S. are urging all migrants to stage a ‘Great American’ boycott today under the banner, ‘A Day Without Immigrants.’

“No Work, No School, No Sales And No Buying,” a flyer being handed out at the Roosevelt Avenue subway in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY touted on Saturday.

The planned protests today is being done to further push lawmakers to grant “immediate amnesty” to the millions of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. Promoted by the May 1 Coalition of Teamsters Local 808, the flyer calls also for the denouncement of HR 4437, a bill that was passed in congress last December that promotes the criminalization of immigrants. It also calls for an end to plans to push for border fences and for migrants to say “no” to increased enforcement but “yes” to family unity...
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